Saturday 18 November 2017

Gary Barlow about to create the 'new Destiny's Child'

X Factor contestant Jeanette Akua could be part of a 'new Destiny's Child'
X Factor contestant Jeanette Akua could be part of a 'new Destiny's Child'

Gary Barlow reportedly thinks he has the new Destiny's Child on his hands for this year's X Factor.

The Take That star is mentoring the groups for the live finals and has made sure he has Jeanette Akua, who impressed in the latest auditions, in his category, according to The Sun.

Jeanette got four yeses from the judges after singing Skinny Love for her audition.

Now Gary has teamed her up with two other strong-voiced females at boot camp to create a girlband, tentatively titled Stop, Look, Listen, according to the newspaper.

Insiders said the musician - who has his own record label - apparently thinks the band are as good as chart-topping R&B girlband Destiny's Child, which featured Beyonce, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

Previous X Factor winners Little Mix and hit boyband One Direction were both formed during boot camp on the show, when the judges teamed together solo acts who they thought would work well together.

Meanwhile, boyband Next Of Kin, who also impressed the judges during the latest round of auditions, have spoken to Digital Spy about their success during the 90s.

Nathan Bass, who performs with his two brothers, said: ""We did the Smash Hits Tour with people like Britney [Spears] and Boyzone and Westlife. All the bands in the late '90s were there. We were all growing together.

"We were mismanaged. It just ended and the others had a great team behind them. I think the fall grounded us you know, 'cause we came back to normality with a bump.

"It did take a good couple of years to try and get over that, but we did go and get jobs. We were cleaners in Tesco and carpet fitting with dad."

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